English language

The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang

The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang

Author: John Ayto

Publisher: Oxford Quick Reference

ISBN: 0198607512

Category: English language

Page: 309

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A lively, authoritative, and up-to-date look at the world of rhyming slang, from its origins in London's 19th-century underworld to the buzzwords of 21st-century popney. Arranged by topic, including Crime, Food and Drink, Illness, Money, Sex, and Sport, this highly readable collection is at once an informative source to the story behind some of our most lively expressions and a browser's delight.
Medical

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Author: John Ayto

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192800078

Category: Medical

Page: 324

View: 105

Covers British, American, and Australian slang and includes a date the word first appeared in print, its origin, and an illustrative quotation
Language Arts & Disciplines

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Author: John Ayto

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199232055

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

View: 695

Offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Reference

Stone the Crows

Stone the Crows

Author: John Ayto

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UCSC:32106019651105

Category: Reference

Page: 408

View: 629

Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', Stone the Crows is the most lively and authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Medical

The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang

The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang

Author: John Ayto

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114318285

Category: Medical

Page: 309

View: 642

Offers the origins and meanings of over three thousand rhyming slang words and phrases covering themes including illness, ethnicity, family, and clothing.
Americanisms

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z

Author: Dalzell Victor Eds Staff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 041525938X

Category: Americanisms

Page: 1150

View: 806

Entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Foreign Language Study

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Author: Tom Dalzell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317372523

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 864

View: 775

Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Lexicography and Terminology

Lexicography and Terminology

Author: Olga Karpova

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443809412

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 205

View: 139

The present book contains a collection of works devoted to current trends in theoretical and practical lexicography, terminology and terminography. All papers are divided into two main sections. Part I: Lexicography deals with analysis of historical and typological problems in lexicography with special reference to English, Italian, Russian and Southern African dictionaries for general- and special- purposes. The main focus is given to the description of principles in lexicographic presentation of non-equivalent lexics, rhyming slang, idioms, clichés and gender nominations of people in bilingual and monolingual dictionaries. Part II: Terminology and Terminography is devoted to description of the current tendencies observed in terminology and terminography studies with special reference to modern European languages such as English, Russian, Norwegian, etc. Terms of different special domains are viewed from the angle of the latest achievements of modern science, cognitive linguistics in particular. It reveals specific features of terminological word-combinations, terms in colloquial use, peculiarities of terms belonging to newly formed Languages for Special purposes, typical features of recently appeared LSPs and presentations of new dictionaries’ projects of different subject areas. This part reveals international nature of current tendencies in terminology studies and shows the national ways of their functioning and presentation in special dictionaries.
Americanisms

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: A-I

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: A-I

Author: Eric Partridge

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415259371

Category: Americanisms

Page: 1120

View: 290

Entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Social Science

Slang

Slang

Author: Michael Adams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198042945

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 155

Slang, writes Michael Adams, is poetry on the down low, and sometimes lowdown poetry on the down low, but rarely, if ever, merely lowdown. It is the poetry of everyday speech, the people's poetry, and it deserves attention as language playing on the cusp of art. In Slang: The People's Poetry, Adams covers this perennially interesting subject in a serious but highly engaging way, illuminating the fundamental question "What is Slang" and defending slang--and all forms of nonstandard English--as integral parts of the American language. Why is an expression like "bed head" lost in a lexical limbo, found neither in slang nor standard dictionaries? Why are snow-boarding terms such as "fakie," "goofy foot," "ollie" and "nollie" not considered slang? As he addresses these and other lexical curiosities, Adams reveals that slang is used in part to define groups, distinguishing those who are "down with it" from those who are "out of it." Slang is also a rebellion against the mainstream. It often irritates those who color within the lines--indeed, slang is meant to irritate, sometimes even to shock. But slang is also inventive language, both fun to make and fun to use. Rather than complain about slang as "bad" language, Adams urges us to celebrate slang's playful resistance to the commonplace and to see it as the expression of an innate human capacity, not only for language, but for poetry.
Reference

The Oxford History of English Lexicography

The Oxford History of English Lexicography

Author: A. P. Cowie

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191558078

Category: Reference

Page: 1017

View: 978

These substantial volumes present the fullest account yet published of the lexicography of English from its origins in medieval glosses, through its rapid development in the eighteenth century, to a fully-established high-tech industry that is as reliant as ever on learning and scholarship. The history covers dictionaries of English and its national varieties, including American English, with numerous references to developments in Europe and elsewhere which have influenced the course of English lexicography. Part one of Volume I explores the early development of glosses and bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and examines their influence on lexicographical methods and ideas. Part two presents a systematic history of monolingual dictionaries of English and includes extensive chapters on Johnson, Webster and his successors in the USA, and the OED. It also contains descriptions of the development of dictionaries of national and regional varieties, and of Old and Middle English, and concludes with an account of the computerization of the OED. The specialized dictionaries described in Volume II include dictionaries of science, dialects, synonyms, etymology, pronunciation, slang and cant, quotations, phraseology, and personal and place names. This volume also includes an account of the inception and development of dictionaries developed for particular users, especially foreign learners of English. The Oxford History of English Lexicography unites scholarship with readability. It provides a unique and accessible reference for scholars and professional lexicographers and offers a series of fascinating encounters with the men and women involved over the centuries in the making of works of profound national and linguistic importance.
Juvenile Nonfiction

A/AS Level English Language for AQA Student Book

A/AS Level English Language for AQA Student Book

Author: Marcello Giovanelli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107465626

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 321

View: 958

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 A Level English qualifications. Endorsed for the AQA A/AS Level English Language specifications for first teaching from 2015, this print Student Book is suitable for all abilities, providing stretch opportunities for the more able and additional scaffolding for those who need it. Helping bridge the gap between GCSE and A Level, the unique three-part structure provides essential knowledge and allows students to develop their skills through a deeper study of key topics, whilst encouraging independent learning. An enhanced digital version and free Teacher's Resource are also available.